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Hip Hop in Africa Lecture & Book Signing

Msia Kibona Clark, assistant professor of African Studies at Howard University, examines the historical roots of hip-hop culture as part of the flow of black music be- tween the continent and the diaspora and the use of hip-hop as a creative tool for challenging political institutions, social problems, and gender norms— including immigration, feminism, economic disparity.

Global Read Webinar: The Mzungu Boy

Center for African Studies
Join the online discussion on Wednesday, May 17th with Meja Mwangi, Kenyan author of The Mzungu Boy. The novel explores the nature and brutality of British colonialism in Kenya during the "Mau-Mau" rebellion in the 1950s.

Deadline for FLAS Fellowships has been extended!

Center for African Studies
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Application Deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Yoruba Studies Position Available at the University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin
The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin invites applicants for a tenured or tenure-track position at any rank to start Fall 2018 whose scholarship focuses on Yoruba Studies and draws on critical theories in the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexuality.

Applications for the 2018 West African Research Association (WARA) Fellowship competition are now open!

West African Research Association
The submission deadline for the WARA Fellowships is February 1, 2018.

Call for Abstracts for the 2nd North-East Regional Consortium for Programs in African Languages (NERCPAL) Conference

Howard University
The theme of this year's NERCPAL Conference is: Re-centering African Languages in the Production, Sustenance, Performance, and Dissemination of Knowledge in Global Human Development.

Applications are open for PRB 2018-2019 Policy Communication Fellows Program

Population Reference Bureau
This program is a valuable opportunity for doctoral students from developing countries who plan to work in population and related fields.

Teacher Trip to Madgascar

Boston University’s African Studies Center
The Outreach Program at Boston University’s African Studies Center is collaborating with Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) in order to provide an educators’ travel program to Madagascar for Summer 2018. The deadline has been extended until all spots are taken.

Call for Papers: MESAAS Graduate Student Conference

Columbia University
Those interested in submitting a paper for the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) Graduate Student Conference are requested to submit an abstract by January 2nd, 2018.

Graduate Conference in History Submissions are due December 8, 2017

McGill University
Submissions for the 15th annual McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History, taking place in Montreal on March 1-3, 2018, are due on Friday, December 8, 2017.